Earthbound Beginnings Announced for the Virtual Console

Yes, it’s official.  During Nintendo’s pre show in the Nintendo World Championships, Nintendo announced a game that no one ever expected.

Namely, Earthbound Beginnings.

What is it?

Mother 1, translated into English (officially) for the first time ever.  Here’s a trailer of the game from their official channel:

So what can we say?  The first ever Mother game finally get an English translation?  Nintendo is actually translating games that were previously not even released outside of Japan?

That they even remember the Mother series exists?

It’s like a dream come true for Earthbound’s fanbase, isn’t it?  All we need now is Mother 3, and the whole trilogy will be complete and available to buy in English for the first time in history.

What do you think about Earthbound Beginnings’ announcement?

Super Smash Bros 4; Ryu, Roy and Mii Costume Trailers

Straight from Nintendo themselves, here are the official trailers for the newest additions to Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS.

Roy Trailer

Ryu Trailer

And because Nintendo UK hasn’t uploaded it yet, the trailer for the Mii costumes:

As was mentioned in the recent live stream, all the above characters and content are available to buy in game right now.  So if you want anything you see in this post, start up Super Smash Bros for 3DS or Super Smash Bros for Wii U, open the DLC show and buy at your heart’s content.

Enjoy the new characters and costumes!

Super Smash Bros 4 Live Stream; As It Happens

In this post, we’ll be updating you on all the things said during today’s live stream of the Super Smash Bros for Wii U (and 3DS, though that doesn’t seem to be the focus any more).

This will include information on any new characters, information on any ballot results (if announced), information on new stages and items and assist trophies, stuff about new modes and much, much more.

So what are Nintendo going to announce?  Let’s find out!

03:40: It’s starting!

03:40: Oh look it’s Roy.  Who’d have guessed?

Hint: Everyone who’s seen the videos.

Roy Joins the Battle!

03:42: Lucas too.  Apparently they’ll be released at the same time.

03:42: Both at $4

03:43: Mega Man X, Animal Crossing, Splatoon and Virtua Fighter Mii costumes.  Does anyone actually care for these?

03:44: Splatoon trophies too.

03:45: Mii Amiibos, which can be used with DLC costumes.  Interesting, but… does anyone care about these Miis?

03:45: Mr Game & Watch, ROB, Duck Hunt Duo and Falco get Amiibos.

03:47: New stages.  Dream Land from Smash Bros 64. It’s in both the Wii U and 3DS versions.

03:48: They’re also adding Mario Bros and Hyrule Castle from the original!

03:48: The Miiverse stage is free.

03:48: Tourney mode is coming, with both regular and timed versions.  Coming in August!

03:49: You’ll now be able to upload videos to Youtube.  Cool. Especially given they’re normal video files that can be used anywhere else!

03:50: Yep, it’s Ryu now.  Didn’t see that one gaming![/sarcasm]

03:51: Still, he does have cool moves and a home stage. And he gets different moves based on how long you hold the button!

03:51: His moves can be activated with the original combo controls.  Cool I guess.

03:55: The stage for him looks cool.  The music actually changes when the fight is about to end!

03:56: Tekken is represented with a costume.

03:57: They’re both getting Amiibos too!

03:58: Everything’s been released too!

03:58: And that’s everything.  Okay, but I wanted to hear who was decided from the character ballot.  Any results yet?  Anyone?

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS; Nintendo Live Stream

As you likely know by now, Nintendo is making a Nintendo Direct style video about the new Super Smash Bros game at 3:40PM today (GMT time zone).  So in advance of the stream actually starting (and Ryu and Roy likely being officially announced), we thought we’d better have the video player posted on the site.

So below is Nintendo’s live stream.  Just wait for it to start, and you’ll be able to see all the cool stuff announced later today:

We’ll be running a series of live updates as well, although those will be in a separate post.

Footage of Ryu and Roy Leaked for Super Smash Bros for Wii U!

Take this with a big grain of salt, since it’s been posted by a relative unknown on Youtube and not even slightly confirmed by Nintendo or co, but we may have now have our first footage of Ryu and Roy as extra playable characters.

Here are the videos:

Ryu (Street Fighter series)

Roy (Fire Emblem series)

In case they get removed for whatever reason, we have also backed them up here on our website:

Roy Trailer (download)

Ryu Trailer (download)

And our channel:

Roy Trailer (our Youtube channel)

Ryu Video (our Youtube channel)

So where did this all come from? Well apparently, a patch for the Japanese version was released earlier, and data mining said patch gave us the ability to use the characters above.  It also apparently gave us information about the inclusion of Dream Land 64 from the original game, an Inkling trophy, a stage based on Ryu’s home stage in the Street Fighter series and a bevvy of other stuff that has also been found.

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